'Party of Five' Reboot Gets Series Order at Freeform


Freeform said Monday it has ordered 10 episodes of a Party of Five reboot from the original show's creators Amy Lippman and Chris Keyser.

Lippman and Keyser will write and executive produce the first season of the new version, which will focus on the five Acosta children as they navigate life after their parents are deported to Mexico.

TV Reboots, Revivals, & More Arriving in 2019

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The series stars Brandon Larracuente as Emilio, Emily Tosta as Lucia, Niko Guardado as Beto and Elle Paris Legaspi as Valentina.

"Party of Five embodies the heart and soul of what it means to be a family in the most trying of times. We're so lucky that Freeform gets to be the home for this reimagined story, as we continue to represent the resilience of young adults and the importance of fighting for your voice in times of doubt," Tom Ascheim, president of Freeform, said in a statement.

Party of Five, reboot, upfront

The original Party of Five cast (Andrew Eccles/FOX)

The network announced in September that it had ordered a pilot episode for a possible update of the series, which initially ran 1994 to 2000 and starred Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Matthew Fox.

The original show followed the Salinger siblings as they fought to stick together after their parents were killed in a car crash.

By Karen Butler

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.